Allan is a member of the American Appraisers Association and is one of the leading antique appraisers in the United States. Mr. Baitcher is a “Legal expert” as defined by the court in numerous states, works frequently for the United States Customs Service, and has been recognized many times as a highly qualified antiques expert by numerous governmenyt agencies and legal entities.
Mr Baitcher also works with many high profile insurance companies to resolve claims efficiently and equitably. He is widely recognized within the insurance industry as a leading source for personal property valuations.
The lead appraiser for Antique Appraisals is Allan Baitcher. Allan Baitcher is recognized as one of the leading antique and personal property appraisers and auctioneers in the United States. From high-end cars, to multi million dollar necklaces, to President Eisenhower’s private paneled room, Allan has sold it all. Considered perhaps the most knowledgeable appraiser in the United States as well as one of the country’s foremost auctioneers, Allan currently travels throughout the world as a professional appraiser for private individuals, museums, and collections.His private client list reads like a who’s who in the art, collectibles, and museum world.In addition, Film celebrities, national sports figures, recording industry stars, and many others utilize his expertise and heed his advice in their high-end acquisitions and sales.
As one of the worlds leading experts in the field of decorative arts and antiquities Mr. Baitcher holds accreditation from several recognized national Appraisal Associations in America.Known widely in many professional circles as the “What’s it worth guy”, Allan is frequently called upon by a wide range of individuals, companies and museums to determine actual value of unique one of a kind and unusual objects.
Allan is also the featured auctioneer for Red Baron Antiques, the largest antique auction company in the world.
Allan Baitcher set a world record with this auction. Mr. Baitcher is the auctioneer in the video where item was sold every 7 seconds for 30 minutes at Gallery 63 in Atlanta, GA.
Allan appears frequently on the Cartoon Network as the “Auction Guy” in between commercials and programs such as the Power Puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and many others and is well recognized by children of all ages. Mr. Baitcher was also asked to appraise some World War II items on the Travel Channel’s show Baggage Battles. With specific regard to Museums, Mr. Baitcher has worked with The Getty Museum, The Menello Museum, The High Museum, The Edison Ford Museum, The White House, (Yes, that White House!!) Bulloch Hall, The Carter Center, and many, many other museums around the country in order to establish proper values for insurance purposes and IRS tax donations.
Mr. Baitcher is also well known in charity circles as the leading volunteer auctioneer in the world, having raised millions of dollars both nationally as well as locally for The Georgia Transplant Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Make a Wish Foundation, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, CURE, and dozens of other well recognized national organizations.In 2005 alone, Mr. Baitcher raised over $5,000,000.00 for various charitable organizations through live auctions.
Over the years, Mr. Baitcher has been featured in many articles relating to personal property and antiques including the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspapers, (Including a full page article on October 25, 2001 and a full page article in Jezebel magazine in 1994), Atlanta Magazine, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Peachtree Magazine, and numerous other local and many national publications.Mr. Baitcher also heads up and hosts appraisal seminars for the public several times annually where people bring in antique objects for valuation (like Antiques Roadshow) and has been the host of a former cable television program called “Antique Treasure Hunt”.